Provo Westside Connector Named Utah Public Works Project of the Year
PROVO, UT Provo's Lakeview Parkway, also known as the Westside Connector, has been named Project of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The 3.7-mile connecting road opened in October 2016, providing a much-needed direct route from I-15 to Provo municipal airport. The connector also increases regional mobility to the growing neighborhoods in southwest Provo and opens the entire west side of the valley to further residential and commercial expansion.
Horrocks Engineers designed the road with Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm, providing construction inspection services. It was constructed by Sunroc Construction and Ames Construction. It currently has five lanes from the I-15 interchange to the 500 West intersection, and two lanes from 500 West to the airport. The project was designed to allow future expansion to widen it to five lanes the entire length. It features a multi-use trail that runs the length of the roadway and connects with an existing city path.
Deemed as a project that would help boost the economy, the $39-million project was one of fourteen infrastructure projects nationwide expedited for environmental review and permitting by the Obama administration in 2011. The $39-million project was a partnership between the city of Provo, Utah, and the Utah Department of Transportation.